B.B. King to be laid to rest next week in Mississippi Delta
JACKSON, MS - The body of blues legend B.B. King will return next week to the Mississippi Delta where his life and career began.
In Memphis, Tennessee - where King won the nickname Beale Street Blues Boy - a tribute will be held May 27 before his body is driven to his hometown of Indianola, Mississippi.
A public viewing will be May 29 at the B.B. King Museum in Indianola, and the funeral will be May 30 at the nearby Bell Grove Missionary Baptist Church. The 15-time Grammy winner will be buried at the museum.
King was 89 when he died May 14 at home in Las Vegas.
A public viewing is Friday at Palm Mortuary West in Las Vegas. A private service for relatives is Saturday at the downtown Palm Mortuary chapel.
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